<p>Madhusudan Gupta (Bengali: মধুসূদন গুপ্ত) (1800 - 15 November 1856) was an Indian doctor and the first Indian to dissect a corpse. When the Medical College was set up in Kolkata, Gupta, broke prevalent social taboos and came forward to dissect human corpse. On 28 October 1836, Gupta became the first Indian to dissect a corpse. He was assisted by Raj Krishna Dey, Umacharan Sett, Dwarakanath Gupta and Nabin Chandra Mitra, students of the Medical College. The British East India Company administration honoured him by firing guns from the Fort William.
Dr. Madhusudan Gupta dissected a corpse after several years of legendary Indian Surgeon, Sushruta.
Gupta came from a Baidya family, who were practitioners of Ayurveda by tradition. He was born to Balaram Gupta in Baidyabati, Hooghly sometime in the year 1800. After completing his school, he took admission in Sanskrit College. He was a student in the Baidyak discipline.
In 1930, he was appointed a professor at the Sanskrit College, replacing Khudiram Visharad, which created a ripple among the student community.
In 1935, the Medical College was set up. The Baidyak discipline was discontinued at the Sanskrit College and Gupta joined Medical</p>